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"For readers of works like Harry Potter
who have grown up a bit into wanting to know more." — –The Hermetic Library
"Lucid and wonderfully easy to read… While it is indeed a perfect book for the 'intelligent novice' it’s far more than that– it’s a serious, in-depth survey of a massive topic.” — –WitchVox
"An accessible and immensely readable book… A fascinating insight into a hidden world.” — Booksquawk
Présentation de l'éditeur
Have you ever wanted to know more about alchemy, mix up a herbal remedy, dowse for water, perform a spell, or find out more about "second sight"? Did the Harry Potter books ignite your curiosity about wizardry? Through experiments to try and places to visit, as well as a historical exploration of magic and interviews with leading magicians, The Book of English Magic
will introduce you to the extraordinary world that lies beneath the surface.
Magic runs through the veins of English history, part of daily life from the earliest Arthurian legends to Aleister Crowley to the novels of Tolkien and Philip Pullman, and from the Druids to Freemasonry and beyond. Richly illustrated and deeply knowledgeable, this book is an invaluable source for anyone curious about magic and wizardry, or for sophisticated practitioners wanting to learn more.